Ken Gagne - Kickstarter BrainstormingA presentation at KansasFest 2012Kickstarter is a popular Web site used for "crowdfunding" — the solicitation of small amounts of money from individuals to fund independent projects. It has been used successfully by Jason Scott, David Greelish, and 8 Bit Weapon to support retrocomputing projects. How can we apply this tool to the Apple II community? What ideas might we make real through a successful Kickstarter campaign? Bring your thinking caps,... Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Kickstarter, crowdfunding, Apple 2, Apple II
Jason Scott describes five times he has had to crash Apple IIs into popular culture in the past year, the experience of it, and why we can expect many more crashes in the future. A presentation at KansasFest - July 16, 2015 Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Jason Scott, Internet Archive, Archive.org
HackFest is an Apple II programming competition held over the course of KansasFest every year and open to all attendees. This video shows the entries and results.For more info: http://www.kansasfest.org/hackfest/Jeremy RandCurtaSim 1stJeff BlakeneyColourfill game2ndIvan DruckerMagic GOSUB3rdScott MillerA formula fo drawing the word KFest4thMartin HayeApple /// crack screenPeter NeubauerLissajous curve plotteMike MaginnisApple III piano Topics: KansasFest, kfest, hackfest, Apple 2, Apple II, programming contest
Kansas Fest 2012 — Martin Haye — Code Dangerously With Naked-DevA presentation given at KansasFest 2012 Introducing Naked-Dev: a complete Apple II programming environment which brings instant gratification to both Applesoft and machine language coders. With Naked-Dev, you'll be able to write machine language code in real-time — no assembly required — using either a new, easy-to-learn, English-readable language called SHORT, or by writing standard 6502 assembly code in a dramatically... Topics: KansasFest, Apple 2, Apple II, programming, Short, Naked-Dev
Most computer equipment contain EPROMs on their circuits: CPUs, printers, interface cards, or peripherals. The EPROM chips contain firmware code to control operation of the device. An EPROM looks like a large IC chip: It is wide, with 24 to 40 pins. There is a small round window in the center of the upper side of the chip, with a microlattice of fine metal wires visible through the clear quartz-glass window. The EPROM chips can be erased and reconfigured by hours of exposure to ultraviolet... Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, EPROM, EPROMs, EEPSOMS
KansasFest is an annual convention offering Apple II users and retrocomputing enthusiasts the opportunity to engage in beginner and technical sessions, programming contests, exhibition halls, and camaraderie. KansasFest was originally hosted by Resource Central and has been brought to you by the KFest committee since 1995. July 15 2015 Topic: KansasFest, Apple II, Apple 2, Apple II convention
Keynote for Kansasfest 2015 was presented by "Burger" Becky Heineman. Heineman learned programming at age 16 and gained fame in 1980 as the first National Space Invaders Champion with a score of 165,200. Her career soon blossomed with credits in over 250 games including classics such as Tass Times in Tonetown, Dragon Wars, Crystal Quest, The Bard’s Tale III: The Thief of Fate, Battle Chess, and Wolfenstein 3D. She developed numerous titles for the Apple IIgs, other contemporary... Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Rebecca Heineman, keynote
KansasFest 2012 — Wayne Arthurton — The Apple II’s Gaming LegacyA presentation given at KansasFest 2012A tour of franchises started on the Apple II that are still going strong or coming back. A surprising number of modern games can directly trace their heritage to games originating on our favorite machine.Website: http://waynearthurton.com Topics: KansasFest, Apple 2, Apple II, games, computer game history
Q&A with John Romero at KansasFest 2012, following his keynote.John Romero discusses his experience starting out on the Apple II, what he’s learned over the years about famous Apple II coders, and his recollections of coding games on the Apple II in the 80s. Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Apple II, Apple 2, John Romero, Q&A
Why I Left My First Love – The Sordid Tale of a Fickle Apple II Userby Earl EvansA presentation at KansasFest 2012The first microcomputer I ever encountered was the Apple II, and it was love at first sight. However, throughout the following years, my computing experience brought me in and out of the Apple II world. This presentation explores my personal history with the Apple II – and why I flirted with other 8-bit computers, eventually settling on the competition for my own home computer.... Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Apple II, Commodore 64, computer history, Apple 2
Dr. Steve Weyhrich presents some selected topics from the Apple II History that he’s recently researched, Apple II magazines and more.A talk at KansasFest 2012. Topics: Apple 2, Apple II, Apple II magazines, computer magazines, kansasfest, kfest, computer history,...
E7 E7 E7 EE: the story of the greatest copy protection ever invented Presented by Mark Pilgrim. Learn the secret behind the bitstream that revolutionized Apple II copy protection: a runtime routine that could determine if it was running on an original disk. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16 2015. Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II copy protection, E7 bitstream, copy protection techniques
2015 KFest - Ultimate Micro Announcements direct from UltimateApple2 and ReActiveMicro about the new brand: UltimateMicro. Related projects, demos, and Q&A July 15, 2015 Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, ReActiveMicro, Ultimate Micro, Apple II peripherals
This session will briefly cover the Pascal operating system and compare the various Pascal compilers and interpreters for the Apple II. It give an overview of the Pascal language itself, provide a useful guide to learning Pascal and then compare and contrast the available Pascal programming environments for the Apple II series of computers. This session is perfect for those of you who have mastered BASIC and want to delve into structured programming languages. No knowledge of programming will... Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Pascal operating system, Pascal programming language
2015 KFest - Apple II Monitor LCD Conversion Javier Rivera explains his techniques and tricks to convert Apple monitors to LCD. He will show his LCD conversion and also a small "show and tell" of past conversions and techniques. A presentation at KansasFest - July 16, 2015 Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, LCD monitors, monitor conversion
Solar Powered Apple IIA presentation at KansasFest 2012 by Peter NeubauerWhat does it take to run an Apple II off solar power? I'll discuss the power requirements for an a Apple II, the basics of solar power, and the details of my solar setup.Website: http://bluerwhite.org Topics: Apple II, Apple 2, Kansasfest, kfest, Solar power, solar powered computers, Apple Iic
Price of Persia Source Code: Saved!A presentation at KansasFest 2012Tony Diaz and Jason Scott heeded the call and saved Jordan Mechner’s source code for the classic Prince of Persia. Relive the recovery.Website: http://www.16sector.com Topics: Apple II, Apple 2, Prince Of Persia, Tony Diaz, Jason Scott, Jordan Mechner, source code, computer...
Presented by Quinn Dunki. Mouse programming on the Apple II is a fascinating mix of old and new software paradigms. It's old fashioned ROM-entry-point style programming, but with slight nods towards modern API design and relocatable driver code. I spent some time working out all the gotchas in this, and will share that hard-earned knowledge with you. You'll leave the session with a basic mouse driver that you can tweak and use in your own programs. KansasFest - July 16, 2015 Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, computer mouse, Quinn Dunki
A presentation by Carrington Vanston by KansasFest 2012.Inform 7, the newest version of the longstanding text adventure creation software, is a very approachable platform for people who might want to create their own Infocom-style games.Inform is so approachable, in fact, that we are going to make an entire (if tiny) text adventure game from scratch in 30 minutes. We’ll do it "improv style," taking suggestions from the audience, building out the rooms and objects based on their... Topics: Inform 7, interactive fiction, text adventure, programming, game programming, Apple 2, Apple II,...
KansasFest's 2012 sessions kick off with a keynote speech by John Romero, co-founder of id Software and creator of Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, and nearly a hundred other popular computer and video games. Romero, whose Apple II credits include Dangerous Dave and Dark Castle, has been a pillar of the electronic entertainment industry for nearly as long as the Apple II has existed. Popular Apple II magazine inCider published Romero's first program in 1984, with many more of his titles to... Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, John Romero, Apple II, Apple 2, Wolfenstein 3D, id Software, Dark Castle,...
This montage of highlights from KansasFest 1995 is a tour de force of one of the earliest conventions to celebrate the Apple II personal computer. Features include the keynote address by Roger Wagner; the party game Bite the Bag; the roast of Steve Disbrow; sessions by Tony Diaz and Mike Westerfield; and a cavalcade of cameos by Margaret Anderson, Joe Wankerl, Jack Kells, Greg Nelson, Nate Trost, Scott Johnson, Ephraim Wall, Susan McGregor, Bruce Milyko, John Stankowski, Lunatic E'Sex, Tim... Topics: Apple II, A2, KansasFest, KFest, 1995, Avila, Kansas City, Apple 2, Roger Wagner, EGO Systems,...
M0100 – Great Apple Mouse, or Greatest Apple Mouse Ever? Presented by Charles Mangin. A deep dive into the Apple M0100 Mouse, the Apple II mouse interface, and updating them for the modern era. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16, 2015. Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, M0100 mouse, Charles Mangin,...